TRIPOLI / Reuters
Libya’s Zawiya oil terminal returned to normal operations after workers who were blocking ships from docking agreed to end a one-day strike, two sources said. Zawiya exports crude from Libya’s giant El Sharara oilfield, which produces 300,000 barrels per day (bpd), more than a quarter of the North African country’s output.
Production at El Sharara had not been affected by the strike at Zawiya, an engineer at the field said. The field is operated by Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) in partnership with Repsol, Total, OMV and Statoil. “A deal has been reached between the strikers and the company and the loadings have resumed,” said a local oil source, asking not to be identified. The Seagrace, which had been due to load, would berth at Zawiya soon, a local shipping source said. The tanker was chartered by Russia’s Rosneft, according to Reuters tracking data.